Daily Announcements

Thursday March 14, 2019

 
 
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Thursday March 14, 2019
by Carol Gribling - Thursday, 14 March 2019, 9:37 AM
 

THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2019:

Parkland Grad Parents are selling Jack Link’s Beef Jerky products as a fundraiser for the Dry Grad Party. Order forms are available at the office and all grads will receive an order form by mail. There will also be Grad Parents selling individual bags of beef jerky on Friday during lunch. The bags are $3.50 and available in teriyaki and original flavours. Thank you for your support of Dry Grad 2019! 

ANY GRADS INTERESTED IN ORDERING A GRAD HOODIE in the re-order round, order forms at the office until March 22.

English Language learners - the last Big Buddy session before Spring Break is today at North Saanich School! Thanks for being such awesome role models and volunteers!


Spring Sailing starts April 6th - June 8th.   Beginner and experienced sailors welcome!  If you are interested in sailing,  any questions - contact Christine Bennett at cbennett@saanichschools.ca.  Application forms - on our website under Parkland Marine Academy.


METAL RECYCLE BIN AT PARKLAND - DONATIONS WELCOME; ALL PROCEEDS TO ATHLETIC PROGRAMS! Bin until end of April.


PARKLAND CONCERT BAND fundraiser: Purdy's Chocolates, just in time for Easter! ORDER DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2019. To support the concert band, purchase some sweet Easter gifts for friends, and family,  through the link: https://fundraising.purdys.com/619842-63774


HIGH SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT UPCOMING: Victoria High School Chess Championships take place on April 19. Team and individual trophies! If you are interested in being part of the team, please talk to Inna Rabinovich. Let's go, Panthers!


ART HIVE YOUTH DROP-IN: Thursdays 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. - explore art-making! Free@ The Arts Centre @ Cedar Hhill, phone 250-475-5557.


FREE SUMMER SAILING BERTH COMPETITION: SALTS tall ship sailing competition open for video entry. See posters @ Career Centre, office.


PAC Volunteer Opportunities: Parents / Guardians - to volunteer, please contact us at: parkland.pac.sd63@gmail.com
BAGEL BREAKFAST:  Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday a.m., before school, @ BLUE TABLES, 25 cents!
MEZZANINE USE: ALL STUDENTS - for use of MEZZANINE IN GYM AREA - Please INQUIRE WITH P.E. teachers.


ALL GRADS: SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND GRAD INFORMATION - 

BEACON COMMUNITY SERVICES offers up to 4 scholarships of $1500 each to graduating students who show dedication ot community service / volunteerism. Applications must be received before end of day, May 1, 2019. See Career Centre board for web address.


BORROW 2019 GRAD OUTFIT FROM MAGIC WAND: Dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes & accessories. Dresses & tuxes like new.  Any student eligible; non-profit organization offers eco-friendly & inexpensive alternatives for female & male students.  APPOINTMENTS  -  email: esurerus@telus.net.


ATHLETICS, SPORTS TEAMS, TEAM MEETINGS AND GAMES ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Intramural Soccer will begin after Spring break at lunch in the gym.  Get your team registered with Sutty by March 15th.  Forms can be picked up in the PE office.



BOYS AND GIRLS RUGBY PRACTICES - after school Tuesday and Thursdays. 


PARKLAND PANTHERS / TIMES COLONIST RUN - April 28 - register online, Island Farms school Team -" Parkland Pant'ers".


CAREER CENTRE:  SPECIAL EVENTS, WORK EXPERIENCE, JOB & VOLUNTEER POSTINGS - see Ms. McNamee

NEW: job opportunities website for local SIDNEY postings! New job board sponsored by Sidney Business Association - visit sidneybia.ca/jobs to search for or post a Sidney job opportunity!


EVENTS: 

OPEN HOUSE: PACIFIC DESIGN ACADEMY THURSDAY MARCH 14, FROM 4 TO 7 P.M. - app & web design; graphic design;  building design; digital photography. Yearning for the creative life? Come & meet instructors and graduates.  Drop in @ Wharf Street, Victoria.


JOB TRAINING, FIRST AID:

ALERT FIRST AID with CPR C & AED: Saturday April 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Shoal Centre - $50 fee. First Aid for life threatening emergencies; hands-on first aid training. See Ms. McNamee for registration.


NEW JOBS:

The Rotary Park
 
is looking for students to work in the concession for the Baseball/Softball season!   Required qualifications:  able to deal with the public in a polite and courteous manner, food services experience, team-player, able to work flexible hours.  $12.00/hr. 
Starts on April 14th. - 
PERFECT job for your first job!!  
See Ms. McNamee


Panorama - Looking for an Assistant Day Camp Leader for Spring Break! Great job for a leader who likes to work with Children!

Keating Coffee - Looking for a part time worker.      See Ms. McNamee if you are interested!!


STELLY'S FAIR GROUNDS @ PENINSULA COUNTRY MARKET: June 1, to October 13 - students are hired for this weekly weekend market each year. Job #1 - set up and tear down; Job #2 - kids activity area including face painting, colouring, crafts. See Ms. McNamee for info.


CONFERENCES, PROGRAMS, SPECIAL INTEREST!

SALISH SEA SCIENCE PROGRAM @ Tribune Bay, April 26 to 28, 2019, students grades 10 to12; rope courses, kayaking, intertidal study. See Ms. McNamee for details.


NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

OPEN AIR LIBRARY IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR: 3 hours per day, Tuesdays, during July and August, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday. This free program encourages reading, sharing ideas, books and literacy-related resources in a relaxed and accessible outdoor space for all ages. See Ms. McNamee for more detail, and to make your summer volunteer commitment. 


TUTORIALS & COURSE WORK ASSISTANCE - ACADEMIC SUPPORT

1. TUTORIALS IN LEARNING CENTRE, ROOM 204:  SUPERVISED TUTORIAL IS AVAILABLE daily after school, TO CATCH UP ON SCHOOL WORK, & TO WRITE MISSED TESTS.  note: Wednesday & Friday tutorials are best for longer tests & assignments. 

2. TUTORIALS IN THE LEARNING COMMONS: every day after school.

3. AFTER SCHOOL FRENCH has now been moved to Room 112, Wednesdays after school.


BAND - MUSIC REHEARSALS ALL YEAR: see Ms. Sousa for special event details.
JAZZ BAND - Monday & Wednesday a.m.; CONCERT BAND - Tuesday & Thursday a.m.; CHOIR - Friday a.m.


PARKLAND CAFETERIA:  closed for cleaning

MAIN DISHES: Limited menu items

SPECIALS: SOUP, SALAD, SANDWICH: Limited menu items

BAKED GOODS AND SWEET TREATS: assorted muffins

Note: prepaid $25 cafeteria cards - purchase from Cafeteria. To use debit or credit card to purchase Cafeteria card, see front office.